Siemens, Kineticor work to decarbonize Canadian energy production
Siemens Energy has been selected to provide its highly efficient gas turbine technology and long-term services to the planned 900 MW Cascade Power Plant in Alberta, Canada.
The project supports the decarbonization of Alberta's power supply by switching from coal to natural gas. Once operational, the power plant is expected to reduce Alberta's carbon emissions from energy production by up to five percent.
Siemens Energy received the order from Kineticor, a developer and manager of clean power projects across Canada with the end user being the Cascade Power Project Limited Partnership. The order value is in excess of EUR330 million. The plant is expected to begin operating in 2023.
Per the agreement, Siemens Energy will provide two highly efficient SGT6-8000H gas tubines in single shaft combine cycle configuration, steam turbines and heat recovery steam generators as well as long-term services. The 900MW Cascade Power Plant, to be located near Edson, Alberta, is designed to produce low emissions and highly efficient electricity that is expected to supply over eight percent of the province's average electricity demand. Furthermore, the project is expected to create 600 peak jobs and 25 long-term positions.
In the power sector, Alberta contributes over 50 percent of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions and as such the Cascade Power Plant is expected to result in one of the largest emissions reduction opportunities in the country's electricity sector.
"This agreement is a perfect testament to Siemens Energy's long-term commitment to helping our customers meet their decarbonization goals," said Jochen Eickholt, Member of the Executive Board of Siemens Energy. "The Cascade Power Plant project will benefit Alberta by not only substantially reducing emissions, but also by providing jobs and other economic benefits to the region."
"Kineticor is extremely pleased to have Siemens Energy as part of this project," said Andrew Plaunt, CEO of Kineticor. "The state-of-the-art technology and service they are providing will enable the project to contribute to reducing Alberta's carbon footprint while providing a reliable source of energy."
And Arne Wohlschlegel, Managing Director of Siemens Energy Canada, added: "Siemens Energy gas turbine technology is among the most efficient powerful gas turbines in commercial operation and we are proud to be a part of the Cascade Power Plant project that will greatly impact Alberta's economy and energy supply. We look forward to working with Kineticor and the other partners throughout the project."
Making a global contribution to decarbonization, Siemens Energy offers all core technologies for a long-term CO2-free energy supply - from power and heat generation by renewable energies or gas-fired power plants, to power transmission and distribution, to efficient electrolysis for hydrogen production.